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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

467 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-19-2006)
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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass some 8 years after this was bottled...

A pretty good, semi-flat barleywine essentially.

I was nervous - I've never had such an old IPA. I loved it - it reminds me of beers like Double Dancer, but with less carbonation.

The smell was great, with some nice malt and hop aroma.

Color was extremely cloudy and muddy - a reddish orange.

For such an old beer, this held up amazingly well.

tkdchampxi, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Tasted 8/28/14. Bottle was about 8 years old. Surprisingly no signs of oxidation at all. Poured a murky brownish gold color. It drank pretty much like a barleywine. Again, no oxidation could be detected in this bottle. The beer had nice prune and fig notes with a malty backbone and surprising bitterness that's still hanging on from the hops. Really interesting to try such an old IPA.

brother_kenneth, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.3%

orangesol, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

DrBier, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

fain12, Nov 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

jaybrough, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

SeanInDC, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ejimhof, Oct 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

steevbr, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JamesZ, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Kevincredible, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

swinyeju, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

cadaugherty, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

So, after an extended absence, this reviewer is back with another sublime beer to report on. Much anticipated release from the folks in San diego does not fail to dissappoint. An amazing beer with much to write home about.
Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass; the color of the beer is one of the more beautiful that I have seen in a long time, deep royal ruby red amber, nice silky glass lacing and head retention indicates freshness. Smells of herbs and hops a sophisitcated sweet smell that promises much and delivers. I would say that this is a like a beautiful belgian with a distinct character and bitterness of an IPA. The 10% alchohol makes its presence felt but it is not overpowering. the beer is super silky smooth and was a joy to drink on the back deck with an old friend(who drank Rolling rock- one of the last latrobe brewed bottles), OK. I love tis beer! It is SOPHISTICATED! with a capitol "S"! The profile of the beer changed as the bomber was killed over the afternoon, but unlike other reviewers the alcholol did not become edgey in my palate's estimation. Drinkability is slow relfective as it should for this sublime experience. A special occassion beer- say for an anniversary? I can't wait to age some of the case that I've luckily been able to get my hands on. Look for updates to this review in 2011 and 2016. Happy 10th Stone for a job continuously and righteously, need I say outrageously welldone! cheers! Thanks for the beer memories...

3 bottles into the case and my review hits 5s across the board. As my palate gets more finicky but also demands to have its a-- kicked this beer does it for me in spades. SIMPLY AMAZING!
Update 12-31/12:
Drank one of my last two bottles for the 10th new years married and now 10th new years in my house anticipation mounts as I wait to see how this aged. The verdict-
DELICiOUS! Now drinks like a barley wine amazing flavors of almond brandies Cherry and of course oak caramel and even peat wonderful way to ring in 2013 wonder what the abc now is...

sublimesipping, Jan 03, 2013
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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.